June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020

Top News

  • As Public Opinion Shifts on Racism, Trump Digs In. New York Times
  • The Latest Swing State Polls Look Good For Biden. FiveThirtyEight
  • GOP Moves Main Convention Events to Jacksonville, Fla., From Charlotte, N.C. Wall Street Journal
  • Tracking The Pandemic: Are Coronavirus Cases Rising Or Falling In Your State? NPR
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Trump’s Scorn for Climate Change Meets Courts Saying It Matters. Bloomberg
  • 10% drop in cities’ VMT could reap major climate benefits: report. Smart Cities Dive
  • A Green New Deal architect explains how the protests and climate crisis are connected. MIT Technology Review
  • EPA Orders Amazon And EBay To Stop Selling Bogus Coronavirus-Fighting Products. NPR

Indian Affairs

  • American Indian tribes thwarted in efforts to get coronavirus data. Politico
  • Judge Orders Trump to Reconsider Ruling Revoking Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation Status. WBUR
  • US judge denies tribe’s bid to halt virus relief funding. Associated Press


  • Left out: More workers now losing hope of getting back jobs. Associated Press
  • Why More Women Have Lost Jobs During the Pandemic. Wall Street Journal
  • California regulators say Uber, Lyft drivers are employees. San Francisco Chronicle
  • Labor Leaders Call For Police Reform Even As Police Unions Face Growing Criticism. NPR

Taxation & Trade

  • How the WTO Picks a New Leader and Avoids a Collapse. Bloomberg
  • Here’s where the Small Business Administration’s coronavirus disaster loans are going. Washington Post
  • Small Businesses Failed by Federal Bailout Program Turn to Cash-Strapped Local Governments for Help. ProPublica
  • Municipal Workers in One City Unite to Call for Higher Taxes Instead of Layoffs. Route Fifty


  • ACLU Sues City Of LA Over Scooter Data Collection. LAist
  • Microsoft’s Brad Smith says company will not sell facial recognition tech to police. TechCrunch
  • What Big Tech Wants Out of the Pandemic. The Atlantic

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Transportation Funding Bill Part of Congress’ Summer Agenda. Transport Topics
  • Senate, House Push Transportation Bills to Help Coronavirus Recovery. Route Fifty
  • In Japan and France, Riding Transit Looks Surprisingly Safe. CityLab
  • The Bicycle as a Vehicle of Protest. The New Yorker

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